Toxic MAGA-hat-wearing brats taunt & intimidate Native American protesters

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Take your pick from any of the endless awful news stories and you’ll probably just want to curl up and die from the deep shame that comes from being an American in Trumplandia. But even this story appalled me, and I thought I was already beyond being appalled. On Saturday, there was an Indigenous Peoples March in Washington DC. A group of Native Americans were singing and marching close to the Lincoln Memorial. Also in Washington this weekend: the March for Life rally, which is the anti-choice bullsh-t organized by a lot of men who think abortion is only okay when it involves their mistresses. A Kentucky school called Covington Catholic High School had bused in their students to attend the March for Life. Those students wore MAGA hats – because, duh, Trumpism = misogyny/racism – and they tried to bully and intimidate the Native Americans. The one Native American who got the most attention is named Nathan Phillips. He’s an Omaha elder, a Vietnam veteran and he was trying to sing a song for indigenous people when one of those little MAGA brats got into his face with a f–king white supremacist smirk. Here are some of the videos:

The Catholic school issued a vague statement about how they’re “investigating” and maybe even suspending some of the racist pieces of sh-t involved. But I doubt much will happen, especially since you can see some of the adult “chaperones” in the video egging on their kids. Also, I have zero faith in a Catholic school who spends the money to bus their students to Washington to attend the March for Life misogyny parade AND allow them to wear those f–king MAGA hats while traveling on the school’s dime.

This whole thing makes me feel sick to my stomach and no, I’m not giving any of those “kids” a break because they’re underage. They’re little sh-ts and they need to face consequences worse than “being suspended from their toxic Catholic school.”

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  1. Melissa says:

    I’m disgusted.

    • Aims says:

      Me too. Totally disrespectful little shits. Trump really brings out the best on people(sarcasm).

      • Megan says:

        The full story is even more disgusting. The MAGAts got into an arguement with a group of black students so Nathan Phillips started walking through the crowd chanting a Native song for healing to diffuse the situation. These kids are straight up racists. I hope their parents are proud of raising such assholes.

      • jan90067 says:

        After the gut punch that pic produced, my first thought, seeing that pic, was “I SO want to just smack the smug off that little punk!” And I’m NOT a violent person!!

      • ThisIsWhyTrumpWon says:

        You are human garbage

    • aang says:

      I was in tears watching this. I was triggered all day and then had to listen to a Sikh immigrant rant about how much he hates Muslims and how the migrants at the southern border don’t deserve to come to america because they have too much indigenous blood and can’t assimilate to our culture. He said that to my face, and he knows I am of native descent. How are people so hateful? That elder, who sang healing medicine and kept his calm in the face of that ridicule, is a gift to us all from the creator.

      • WaterisLife says:

        I am an Indigenous woman and have heard all those stupid arguments about illegal immigrants. Those are our relatives and as Indigenous people we had no borders. But now borders separate us from our relatives, our medicine, and some of our ceremonies.

        What’s even more sad about the situation with Nate is that he and his little group purposely put themselves between the Catholic thugs and a small group of African Americans who were being harassed by the thug group. Nate sang his medicine song while that asshole stood smirking in his face. That medicine song was not for Nate and his group, but for all those little assholes who were hurling insults. That good medicine will stay with those students and hopefully offer them some type of protection from what they are facing because of their actions. Posoh!

      • Alarmjaguar says:

        I am so sorry, aang. Please know that not everyone feels that way. I only hope that many people will be educated because of this incident. Nathan Philips is inspiring.

    • Trillion says:


      • BCity says:

        A mantra and a lifestyle for these turds, clearly.

      • Still_Sarah says:

        @ BCity : This kid reminds me of a court case I did a few years back (used to be a lawyer) where I ran up against kids like these with their enabling MBA-owning, Audi driving parents. The kids had vandalized a car on their way home from a high school graduation party – they dropped concrete blocks on it. They both said they were really “sorry” but weren’t willing to pay the damages assessed by the guy’s insurance company. Rich parents coaching their kids to say sorry as an alternative to taking responsibility.
        This is what I don’t understand – these parents are successful in their careers and would never tolerate this behaviour from people who work for them. So why are they such pathetic parents?? Running a corporation or department is something them can do successfully but providing a good example of moral and ethical behaviour to their children is too HARD?? So they take the easy, lazy way out with parenting and/or don’t hire good nannies?? I just don’t understand.

    • Megan says:

      I am so effing tired of the special brand of toxic masculinity bred at all boys Catholic schools.

      • Thirsty Hirsty says:

        an antidote: read all of Father Andrew Greeley’s books, because ultimately, and ironically, Catholic really means “here comes Everybody” …oh, my bad I just reread you comment, @Megan and realize you are referencing all-boys vs all boys (as in all males, not all-male schools) and his stories are co-ed. Still and all, his books are an excellent read and uphold Catholic virtue and faith without being bigoted, angry and/or disgusting in any way. His books remind us that in the new covenant, love is the first and foremost command. Love God, honour mum and dad, love thy neighbour. First 3 commandments, if I’m not mistaken….I am in desperate, hopeless straights today, and will dig out all my Father Greeley books to remind myself there is good in the world. I will also go out and do good today and every day. This is my promise.

      • Birds eye view says:

        Those little bastards are vile.

    • delphi says:

      I am literally sick about this. This punk ass kid and his arrogant cohorts are endemic of the doctrine of the Archdiocese of Covington. They are the worst of the worst.

      • Trashaddict says:

        What’s the little jerk’s name. I didn’t see it anywhere. I wonder if he’s going to have to change it.

      • ThisIsWhyTrumpWon says:

        Actually it’s you who are the worst of the worse. Picking on a child. You should be ashamed of your self

    • M says:

      Imagine being him, waking up this morning, knowing the whole world hates him. Imagine never being able to rid your name from the permanent internet search. He doesn’t understand the magnitude yet but he received instant karma. The effects will linger well beyond the memory of this story. Life just taught him a hard, fast lesson and his head is probably spinning so fast he hasn’t realized it.

      • Nancito says:

        @M – I wish that you were right, but it’s probably far more likely that he is proud of himself and bragging about being on CNN, etc.

      • Missskitttin says:

        The diocese, school and parents are already excusing him. He probably feels that he didnt do anything thaaaaaat bad. No apologies needed, etc.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Broke my heart.

    • Trashaddict says:

      I am inspired — by Mr. Philips. What an incredibly brave and kind man to meet such awful behavior with such dignity and patience. Mr. Philips, I am saddened by how you were treated and I hope you will be comforted by the many who are with you, not against you, and who believe in you.

  2. minx says:

    I could smack that smug little brat’s face.

    • Amy says:

      A pity his parents never did that. His mother actually emailed a journalist to entirely defend her son’s actions. Apple, racist tree etc.

      • Christin says:

        I saw the video on the news last night, and after about two seconds realized that smirking jerk is most likely the spawn of equally awful parents.

        If someone so much as looked at her kid wrong, the mother would likely be singing a different tune.

      • cannibell says:

        I’m looking forward to karma biting their asses when they apply to college.

      • Megan says:

        His mother blamed “Black Muslims” for the incident. I don’t play mommy wars, but teaching your kid to hate means you failed as a parent.

      • Chloe says:

        @Megan – The conservatives on my Facebook feed are all up in arms that the “Black Muslims” are to blame and the unfair liberal media is making these innocent kids look badly. If I see that gd Tim Pool video shared one more time, I’m going beyond the “Snooze for 30 days” spree and just doing a lot of unfriending.

    • Rachelina says:

      My first thought too.

    • Beth says:

      Such a punchable, cocky smirk. Makes my blood boil when I see expressions like that

    • tw says:

      the most punchable face award goes to that swarmy little POS
      btw, he’s graduating this year, so he’s probably 18

    • Frida_K says:

      He resembles Kellyanne Conway. Same jawline, same horrible, challenging smirk.

    • RBC says:

      His parents deserve a smack as well for raising such a disrespectful, hate filled brat

      • Still_Sarah says:

        @ RBC : My point exactly. I believe his parents are professionally successful people in the business world. Too bad they didn’t bring their work ethic home when they had to deal with their son and teach HIM how to be decent, caring human being. #CantAlwaysBlameTheNanny

    • Kebbie says:

      That kid looks like he cuts off puppy paws for fun. The look on his face in the video is one of the creepiest things I’ve ever seen, that snapshot above doesn’t do it justice.

    • isabelle says:

      This is why ass kickings can be a useful tool sometimes.

    • launicaangelina says:

      Me too. Such a punchable face. Disgusting and disgraceful.

    • Thirsty Hirsty says:

      edited my comment out – it was superfluous as everyone said it better than I could

    • cannibell says:

      And last night, they issued a statement THROUGH A PR FIRM. They hired a PR FIRM to represent the kid. I also love that his mom blamed “Black Muslims,” when it was actually Black Hebrew Israelites, a different group with a different set of – if you ask me – problematic behaviors.
      That doesn’t give those kids a pass though – and it super-size doesn’t give the adults who should have been supervising and managing them a pass. This was a teachable moment for those students, and they are not learning the lessons they might otherwise have done had they been accompanied by competent and respectful adults.

      Rant over.

      Southern Poverty Law Center on Black Hebrew Israelites

    • FuefinaWG says:

      He and his family are getting death threats … LOL …

  3. Mia4s says:

    Ironic that they were at a March Against Women’s Rights….or March for Life as they like to call it, since the world would be a much better place if none of them had been born. Absolute garbage.

    Pay attention college admissions officers, these are not students you want in your schools, unless you want to see your donations and endowments drop considerably.

    • Jellybean says:

      I am a teacher. I am not shocked to see a bully at work and there will always be a couple of mates backing them up, because they will never pick on someone who is bigger than them or someone who has more people standing with them. What really shocks me is that these children have not been taught that a person who just stands and watches, or laughs and encourages, and who does nothing to help a victim, is every bit a bully as the person at the front. All those children behaving as a threatening mob? This can only be part of a whole school ethos. As a group the children I teach would not do this and, at the very least, they are savvy enough to know how it would look on Youtube and that all hell would be unleashed when they got back to school. I don’t know how the US school system functions, but I would get inspectors into that school immediately and yes, they would be looking into potential radicalisation as well as their bullying policies and social development programs. The whole thing is disgusting.

      • BigGirl says:

        Jellybean.. Some of the parents and chaperones were standing nearby

      • Arpeggi says:

        It’s definitely a private school. One that looks very similar to the one Mother Pence started to work at. I doubt inspectors have a say about what happens in that school and from the look of it, the kids were acting exactly as they’ve been taught to act.

      • Jellybean says:

        If the teacher’s were standing watching, that is outrageous. I am a middle aged woman with no self defence skills and I have put myself between students on numerous occasions. Any indication of confrontation and it is my job to investigate and calm things down, even if they are bigger than me and punches are being thrown, and I wouldn’t have hesitated to put myself between that young lad and the gentleman he was trying to intimidate. BUT, I would never have let a group that size get riled up in the first place. Didn’t those idiots have a plan to deal with this? What was their teacher student ratio? Why didn’t they split the group up? Why were school children at a political rally in the first place? Why were they allowed to wear MAGA hats, surely any risk assessment would identify that as a potential flash point. If they want to wear those hats when they are in their parent;s care that is fine, but not when they are representing their school, which should be inclusive and apolitical.

        I feel a bit better for that rant.

      • Megan says:

        @Jellybean The annual March for Life would not exist if parochial schools didn’t bus in thousands of students. It’s nothing more than a bunch of white teenagers getting a day off of school and a free trip to DC.

      • Stacey.P says:

        @Megan, you are correct about that! I was in Washington a few years back for business when this march was happening and my hotel was filled with kids of all ages, running wild, setting off fire alarms. I was shocked by how little supervision was happening, silly me I assumed religious groups would have been very strict. Also I was amazed by the amount of kids in the march, I mean without the kids the march wouldn’t have amounted to much at all, which astounded me as there was no way these kids could have fully understood the issues here.

    • Silent Star says:

      What really horrifies me is that these children are products of willful indoctrination by the adults around them to raise another generation to support their horrible, self serving, effed-up views.

      I’m filled with disgust toward the boys involved, but I still feel so sorry for them — that their potential to be compassionate and constructive humans was hijacked by the adults entrusted with raising them. 🙁

      • Thirsty Hirsty says:

        Thank you Silent Star…..please don’t stay too silent, your voice and compassion is a reminder of hope

  4. LaraK says:

    Each one of those little sh*ts needs a sound thrashing. But you just know their parents shrugged it off and are pressuring the school for zero punishment.

    • Erinn says:

      I was telling my husband last night that if we had a kid who was friends with these little f-ckfaces they would never be seeing them again. Alternatively if one of them was my child they would be in for such a miserable life at home. They’d have a bed and pillow and a blanket and that’s about it. All video game consoles and phones would be sold and the money donated. No WiFi, nothing.

      Unfortunately most of the time kids aren’t acting like this when they have reasonable parents. I assume their family is probably the same as they are.

      • Teaspilled says:

        I think that’s the right kind of parenting. In college my mom said they’d stop paying for my college if I lived with a certain girl who was just sort of snobby and petulant (by no means were any of my friends like this group). My mom said “you’ve become a bitch and a snob and I don’t like you.” It was a massive wake up call and I did as my parents said and was better for it.
        Obviously this kids parents suck too so it’s unfortunate but at least his picture is out there so hopefully he never gets far in life. Also the level of disregard for another humans life just screams future murderer /wife beater.

      • Themummy says:

        My kids are grown up now, and they have always been good kids and they grew up tk be wonderful adult men, but for a ciuple months when one of them was 14 he sort of toed the line with being kind of a bully to a couple of kids who were low income and just generally not treated well. when I found out what he was doing, while he was at school one day his dad and I took every single thing out of his room and put it into storage. He was left with a mattress on the floor, one pillow, and his blankets. He literally had not one other single thing in his room. that is all he had in his room for six months. we even moved our television out of our living room so that he couldn’t watch it when we weren’t home, and we began locking our bedroom door so that he couldn’t go into our room and watch television while we were gone. he also had no access to the Internet at home. For a full year. actually, we did allow him access to the Internet to do some research on topics we thought we were important, but he did that while we sat right next to him in a chair. And he did so on our computers. During those six months he was allowed library books and his brand spanking new weekly therapy appointments. Once the six months are up, I left it up to him to do things to prove to us that he understood where he went wrong and to prove to us that he was a better person than that. Anytime he did something that moved us in someway, he was allowed to earn one thing back. That one thing could have been a video game or it could’ve been a single battery from some thing he owned. once the six months were up, I left it up to him to do things to prove to us that he understood where he went wrong and to prove to us that he was a better person than that. Anytime he did something that moved us in some way, he was allowed to earn one thing back. That one thing could have been a video game or it could’ve been a single battery from some thing he owned. it took him well over a year to earn all of his belongings back. During that year for Christmas, his gift was to be signed up to volunteer at low income organizations so that he could learn empathy. that might seem kind of harsh, but he had a lot of time that year to talk to his therapist, read books, think about how he acted and how he was treating people, and learn and grow. from then on he has never treated a person poorly again. And he’s a wonderful young man. I don’t regret doing that for one second. And his treatment of those kids at his school for that short period of time was not even 10% of what these kids did to this Native American elder. He also was not a ringleader. He was a person who sort of just went along with things. We nip that right in the bud. It was definitely the worst year of his life, but it he also was not a ringleader. He was a person who sort of just went along with things. We nip that right in the bud. It was definitely the worst year of his life, but it probably did the most for him. We are a military family, or were at the time, and if that had not worked on him, he would have been going to a military school. I absolutely have a zero tolerance policy for any of this kind of stuff.

      • Cee says:

        @THEMUMMY – I applaud you. I wish my parents had done that to my brother, who stopped going to uni for 3 years while my parents kept paying tuition and living expenses. Sometimes harsh punishment is the only remedy.

      • Megan says:

        @Themummy The idea that destroying a teenager’s self esteem through humiliation led to a positive outcome is pure fantasy. It’s a good thing he had access to a therapist during that year to help him process your cruelty.

      • Thirsty Hirsty says:

        I call bull-pucky @Megan. This did not destroy the teenager’s self esteem (which is EARNED through accomplishments, not given through parenting). The law indicates a parent must supply the basics. Everything else is a luxury. When my boy was going through his stupid stage I did the same thing…stripped his room. He had two T-shirts (one to wear, one to wash) two pairs of underpants, two pairs of jeans, etc. He kept his bed (didn’t think to remove it) but he had to earn everything back same as above. He stopped taking his somewhat privileged life (widowed mom before he turned two, but I worked full time, he went to school and daycare and was loved and cared for and fed and is a blond, blue-eyed white male so life wasn’t utterly horrible). He needed me to be fierce to get him back on track. Your idea that loving your kid enough to deal would destroy his self-esteem is sideways thinking, IMHO. Remember, self-esteem is earned through doing, it is not something that can be given or taken away by a parent, though a parent needs must support the appropriate doings, of course

      • Megan says:

        Teaching your child not be a bully by striping him of all agency and rights, asserting absolute control over every aspect of his life, and using humiliation and shame to manipulate his behavior is a masters level course in bullying.

      • themummy says:

        Megan, he was not stripped of his agency or rights at all. He lost privileges and belongings, like video games and toys. And he earned them back. I am the farthest thing from cruel. I am a nurturer and I am very, very close to my kids and always have been. I did what needed to be done. I don’t regret it at all. He has NEVER wanted for love, affection, or care. We worked through the issues together, but he needed to know that it is a serious thing and it is not ok to bully people or be violent with people or to go along with groupthink just for approval. Years later he thanked me for it. He had his family, plenty of love, companionship (I did not cut him off from his friends other than the few truly rotten apples he was blindly following, nor did I ground him to the house), lots of open discussion, individual therapy (that I was not part of–that was for him–I took him and was there to discuss therapy when and if he wanted to), we did things as a family, he was still fully involved in extracurriculars and school events, he had plenty of life experiences, he was fully supported, and his self-esteem was NEVER hurt in the process. We did not berate him, we were not verbally nasty or mean, we never once insulted him, and he was always treated with human decency and respect (yes, you can take away video games and toys and still be respectful). You can do these things with love, care, and wisdom. But yes, he lost all of the material belongings and earned them back over time. It was not cruel. It made an impact. He was going down a very bad path at that time and something big had to be done so he paid attention.

        And now? Now he is a middle school teacher who has the kindest, sweetest heart, and who volunteers with disadvantaged kids and literacy groups (not necessarily because of what we did, but we did make sure he didn’t go down a dark path and remained authentic to the values he was raised with). And our relationship is wonderful. This did not damage him. And I have never been cruel to a person a single time in my life. If you knew anything at all about me, you’d not have said that, but you don’t. My entire life is in service to others–both what I do for a living and what I do in my private life.

    • Frida_K says:

      Twitter is about to make me have a stroke from rage right now. There are people calling for a service learning project, wherein the culprits go to the Native elder’s tribal land and do a volunteer stint to make up for what they did and to teach them about the Native experience.

      I’ve been particularly snarly (and I’m not alone in this) with a few of the worst of them but had to peel off the twitter before I throw my laptop out the window in a rage.

      The school is in a diocese that (a) made the largest payout yet to victims of sexual abuse by priests and (b) the school itself is caping for a teenaged rapist and (c) the chaperones for this trip include priests who are open supporters of the current weekday resident of the White House. And the one kid’s mother has already written a poorly-constructed screed against anyone who dares to chastise her little prince for his actions.

      The rotten fruit from a rotten family does not fall far from the rotten Catholic tree and no, no the Native Americans do NOT owe them a spring break trip to the Rez so that they can later write college application essays about their spiritual awakening.

      It is NOT the job of the victim of abuse to provide the abuser with an opportunity to “learn a positive lesson.” It is not the job of brown people and POC to open their homes and their hearts to abusive gringos and to support a “learning experience.”

      It is NOT.

      • Jamie says:

        “The rotten fruit from a rotten family does not fall far from the rotten Catholic tree and no, no the Native Americans do NOT owe them a spring break trip to the Rez so that they can later write college application essays about their spiritual awakening.”

        I cannot applaud this enough.

      • Megan says:

        Future Brett Kavanaughs.

      • Katie Keen says:

        Completely, 100%, agree. These young men are owed nothing, and it’s about time they learned that.

      • Sigh... says:

        “There are people calling for a service learning project, wherein the culprits go to the Native elder’s tribal land and do a volunteer stint to make up for what they did and to teach them about the Native experience.”

        Because a Saturday of mandated community service will erase 16-18yrs of clearly ingrained and encouraged prejudice and disrespect? Yeah…Ok…

        BECAUSE AS PER USUAL, we the wronged and the minority are supposed to be the “bigger & better,” compromising our personal spaces for their forced education and rehabilitation, whereas we are usually “corrected” through conviction and incarceration/isolation. They fein “enlightenment,” throw out some carefully crafted yet still half-assed apology, and are welcomed back into their fold of haters and power players, probably more bitter and ignorant than ever before.

        (**the deepest sigggghhhh from the saddest part of my soul**)

      • Rosalee says:

        We believe in restorative justice, this past week two of three women who were charged with inciting hate for posting on Facebook that they should declare a shoot an Indian day and other comments about our worth to society. A Northern group of Indigenous people including Elders held a sharing circle to talk about the impact of racism..years ago the National Film Board of Canada produced a beautiful drama called “For Angela…” it’s available on line free of charge.
        The story is simple an Indigenous mother and her young daughter are waiting for a bus and three Caucasian boys verbally attack them the story was based on a real incident which was beautifully told, but the the film makers left out the best part. The mother spent the day with the boys to teach them she was a human being not a stereotype. It was a powerful tool to raise awareness of the random racism we still endure in our daily lives. I was horrified to find so many Americans and Canadian students are taught minimal history of Indigenous people considering we are the First peoples.

    • isabelle says:

      Some of the chaperones were in the crowd taunting as well. it is white School with a token black kid filled with privileged wealth and then add on the conservative ideology. A cess pool of all kinds of infectcious waste.The parents are probably worse.

      • me says:

        I mean what kind of school takes their young men to a March for Life event? That says it all. Name and shame all children and parents. No excuse for such hatred these days!

      • Suz says:

        @ME a Catholic school does. My Catholic high school would take students who wanted to go to this March too. An all girls school. We were taught abortion is evil but if you got pregnant, you were kicked out of the school.

  5. Lolo86lf says:

    I am trying to understand the look on that young man’s face wearing the MAGA hat. Is it disdain, superiority, racism? How can someone so young be so toxic?

    • B n A fan says:

      He was silently provoking a war veteran, Mr Phillips, Native American to touch him with his body or drum in order for the mob to attacked Mr Phillips. I could feel the hate in that crowd the only thing was missing was their torches.

    • isabelle says:

      Smugness, a bit of fear, maybe he is feeling it is bit wrong and him trying to hold ground to impress his classmates. It is all for show and it is a 16 year raised by as&hats.

    • me says:

      This little kid’s father must be a spineless wuss. I see this child has been taught zero respect in his life.

      Real men show respect to their elders. Nothing signifies an empty shell of a man more than someone who disrespects women, animals, the elderly etc.

    • WingKingdom says:

      Sociopathy. The boy in the front is truly dangerous. I watched the video and the length of time he stood there, smirking, staring into the singer’s face, was so creepy. I can see a kid being a jerk and showing off to his friends for a few seconds, 30 seconds, but the way he kept on and on- he wasn’t showing off, he was enjoying being a total psycho. Look for his mugshot sometime soon.

      • Katie Keen says:

        WingKingdom, you got it. You can’t put a rose in an asshole and call it a vase. People project their own good qualities onto sociopaths, and that’s a mistake.

    • Bettyrose says:

      All of it. I think what made/makes me angriest about this story is I want to believe this mentality of extreme entitlement is dying off. But no. This school in Kentucky is breeding a new generation of hateful, entitled white men, so other communities probably are too. It’s exhausting that out current efforts will only pass the battle onto the next generation.

      • Mel M says:

        @bettyrose-I feel exactly the same. It’s so exhausting and like a punch in the gut to see these young kids doing this and loving every second. They obviously get it from both their parents and the school. March for white lives is the real name of that anti women’s march. Also not just white lives but lives that are deemed acceptable by those white males because you know if one of those boys got a girl pregnant before they wanted a kid the sanctity of life would go right out the window.

      • Parigo says:

        Exactly. Anti rights for the less privileged. You can bet if they accidentally got a girl pregnant the family would have no problem paying for a hush hush abortion.

    • Trashaddict says:

      Wingkingdom’s god it right. That look was pure sociopathic. Someone better keep an eye on that kid. He’s creepy and I worry what he’ll do in the future.

    • ThisIsWhyTrumpWon says:

      Any of you asshat’s want to eat your words?

      For the real special losers who called the school to report a CHILD standing, you really need to get a life. Standing is now a crime?? You want to elaborate on why standing punishable by expulsion?? Ruin a CHILDS life?
      This over reaction against a child will only help Trump get re-elected.

      Fake outrage. Ridiculous.

  6. Lara says:

    It just feels worse when it’s young people. Does this mean that the Trump effect will have an effect years after he’s gone.

    • Esmom says:

      Think of Emma Gonzales and David Hogg and Cameron Kasky and other peers of these sick MAGA peers who do get it.

      But I hear you. I can’t look at Nathan Phillips without weeping. What a mess we have wrought.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Lara, I know. I have been telling myself the same things Esmom says in her post, but it’s horrifying all the same. I really believed our fight was generational, that the Parkland kids and the new Congress were showing us a bright future without these fools.

    • Megan says:

      White male superiority is deeply engrained into the American culture and there will always be people who embrace it as their god given right. The key to marginalizing it is to support people like Deb Haaland and Shrice Davis so power isn’t concentrated in their privileged hands.

  7. Eliza says:

    The irony of saying build a wall to a Native American.

    And well let’s face it, if his ancestors did build a wall, the white men would still have taken their land. Because it’s just a wall.

    • me says:

      The irony is so rich. Somebody teach this ignorant stupid kid a history lesson.

      • jan90067 says:

        Someone needs to teach those MAGGATS that *THEY* are the immigrants on Indigenous Peoples’ land! THEY ARE THE IMMIGRANTS! ANYONE *NOT* INDIGENOUS IS AN IMMIGRANT, NO MATTER *WHEN* YOUR “ANCESTORS” CAME HERE AFTER!

        Sigh… sorry for yelling, but these ignorant racists just make me want to SCREAM!!!

  8. HEMP says:

    He just makes me want to smack the smug off. These are the same kids who take field trips to abortion clinics to shame and intimidate patients. That Catholic school has done just that at the only clinic in Kentucky.

    There was a group of Catholic boys at our clinic in NC yesterday. Pretty sure they got some sort of class credit. The day before a local Baptist high school did a senior field trip that had 4 full buses of students dropped off to parade around the clinic as part of their mission week.

    These children learn from their parents and their teachers that their opinions are all that matter and righteous indignation is a weapon. They have no respect for other cultures and it shows.

    • Jerusha says:

      But of course. This was the response of the mother of the lead punk.

      “Shame on you! Were you there? Did you hear the names the people where calling these boys? It was shameful. Did you witness the black Muslims yelling profanities and video taping trying to get something to futher (sic) your narrative of hatred?? Did you know that this “man” came up to this one boy and drummed in his face? Shame on you. Only reporting what you want. More fake news.”
      When this reporter thanked her for the correspondence and explained that it would be reported on as part of the story, she demanded the emails be deleted.
      “Delete my email. I want nothing to do with helping perpetuating (sic) your hate. I do not want to be a part of your story. You are ruining a boys life for fake news. Hate spreads like wildfire. I pray for you.”

      This lit up twitter yesterday. I, along with many others, posted the phone numbers of both the high school and the diocese that oversees it. They’ve shut down their social media in response, but they’re getting hammered. Hope there are real repercussions.

      • noodle says:

        Oh poor poor little boy… an old man with a drum came up and towered over him and how dare he beat the drum in the poor poor boy’s face.
        Mom should be more worried about the fact that poor boy has no mental capacity to step back.

        On a nonsarcastic note – I LOATH this part of humanity. I can be a bleeding heart liberal, but nuke the mofo religious zealots. Save the animals and only the animals. Not the animals in human skins

      • isabelle says:

        Funny how the so called patriots are afraid of ONE person. One native in a crowd, one black muslim is a crowd, etc…Talk about a bunch weaklings. True snowflakes.

      • Katie Keen says:

        Boy? Someone tell mommy her “boy” is actually a young man.

      • greyate says:

        I believe, the drummer and other musicians were walking their way to the LIncoln Memorial. A yearly ritual done with grace this year fouled by hatred. Such is the State of the Union :-{

      • Megan says:

        A Native American was offering her boy a song of healing. Drumming in his face was an act of love and compassion.

    • Esmom says:

      Holy hell. I can’t imagine a Catholic high school here in the Chicago area doing that. My sense is that they lean more progressive even as many of the students come from conservative families. But who knows. I’m just sick over this.

      • Kebbie says:

        My parents are Catholic and pretty devout. My mom became a Democrat in 2016, while my dad and a lot of their church friends are conservative. She told me how before the election this past November one of the priests told the congregation to think about Jesus and his message of love before voting. She felt like he was obviously saying don’t vote for these republican monsters, but she looked over and one of her very republican friends was nodding and obviously getting a very different message from the exact same words. People hear what they want to hear and believe what they want to believe.

        Some religious people cling to the abortion thing and stay conservative, others see how the asylum seekers and refugees are being treated and lean left. They had a group of parishioners go down and help people in one of those caravans, while other church members want to build a wall. They live in a conservative suburb of Houston.

        In my opinion, most religious people use their religion to justify their existing political beliefs. Very few are willing to examine whether or not those stances conflict with what the church is actually teaching. This Kentucky school is a perfect example, chanting build a wall while the Pope has explicitly said build bridges NOT walls.

  9. agnes says:

    “…only the best people…” – the next generation

  10. Carol says:

    My mother, who had to convert to Catholicism to marry my dad, and was the only Catholic left in the family, finally had enough of the Catholic Church and left. She is 90. She was so disgusted by the PA report on abuse she gave up her faith. She donated the money she would have given to the Church and instead, gave it to charity.
    The Catholic Church and its doctrines are morally corrupt. These kids are the reps of the Catholic Church and their behavior says all we need to know about it and its beliefs.

    • Yolanda M says:

      It is not the Catholic faith. It is the rotten people within the faith. The idea is that we should weed out the bad apples. If you’re talking about abuse, it happens everywhere. We can’t just ignore it, no matter where it is. We must hold them accountable.

      As for being morally corrupt, if you’re talking about the rotten apples, yes they are.
      If you are talking about the Catholic faith, no. That is why it has stood up to attacks from within and without for 2,000+ years.

      • Lindy says:

        At a certain point, though, when does it become a problem that’s beyond a few rotten apples? When you really dive deep into the theology and history, you soon discover that the very structure and teachings of the Christian churches (especially Catholicism) have for the most part been about excluding women from leadership, using tradition to limit power for lay people, and stoking fear of hell to collect money and encourage obedience.

        It isn’t about a few bad actors. It goes all the way down.

      • Lady D says:

        “That is why it has stood up to attacks from within and without for 2,000+ years.”
        Then there’s all the attacking the church has done to further its name and coffers, in its 2,000+ years.
        More have died in the name of religion…

      • Katie Keen says:

        It’s not a few bad apples. It is systemic, institutionalized pedophilia. Wake up, already.

    • isabelle says:

      I know some awesome Catholics that wouldn’t in a million years do what these young men are boys. Work with then through a nonprofit and they are in many places giving up their lives up to charity work (nuns in particular). There is a conservative sect of the church as all church but it isn’t the total of the church. Even the Catholic Church is slowly progressing and this is the slugs they falling behind. Many Catholics are very progressive more so than Protestant Christians.

    • Kebbie says:

      The Catholic Church has a lot of issues, but these kids were chanting build the wall when the Pope has spoken out repeatedly against it and the way our government has treated refugees and asylum seekers. Surely they’re not more representative of the church’s teachings than the Pope.

      • Lindy says:

        It’s more complicated than that. This pope has been outspoken in favor of refugees and a champion of the poor. But don’t forget for a second that previous popes have silenced liberation theologians from Latin America who espoused pro-refugee, anti-capitalist ideas.

        And the current pope continues to be extremely anti-abortion and anti-lgbtq, and is very much interested in the church maintaining control over women’s bodily autonomy.

        Also, just because a pope makes a statement doesn’t mean it’s official church teaching. What’s more, it’s pointless to separate the people who belong to a religion from the religious leadership. The church is the people.

        So, whatever these nasty little sh!tbags are saying and doing is just as much a representation of what Catholicism is all about as anything said by this pope.

    • lara (the other) says:

      Is the US catholic church more conservative than the european? Where I live the catholic church is rather anti-racism, the bishops even blacked out the churches during right wing rallys. And a lot of catholics are working as volunteers with refugees citing the story that Maria and Josef were refugees as well. The right wing people who want the defend (white) christianity are usually found among the evangelicals or weird nonreligious people who still want to defend christian traditions (and have no idea what they are talking about).

  11. Jerusha says:

    Someone accurately reflected their FB page before it was shut down.

    • Lady D says:

      That was awesome. Good to see that. In the comment section, several have printed the address, email, phone numbers and names of officials at the school and to the diocese which oversees it.

  12. B n A fan says:

    One of the face of hate in America, young, white, and wearing MAGA hat.

    • JanetDR says:

      This is so discouraging. I keep thinking the younger generations will make things better, but the seeds are still there.

  13. MattyLove says:

    So much hate in the name of religion. And it’s been that way since the beginning of organized religion. If only any given religion was promoted on its own merits rather than on the comparative denigration of other religions. Disgusting. I was raised in organized religion but now all I see is an organized process of taking people’s money and dictating the beliefs of the masses.

    • IlsaLund says:

      Agree. Organized religion’s goal is to control its followers and persecute others. Look through out history and you can see the damage and carnage done all in the name of religion. I truly believe that the world would be a much better and peaceful place if there were no organized religions. I abandoned organized religion years ago and chose to raise my children as spiritual believers….that there are many paths to enlightenment and we each have to find/discover that path for ourselves.

    • isabelle says:

      It isn’t about religion really, religion is just the facade for the environment which has been built for them. Anytime wealth, is combined with an all male club built on privilege & class status it will result in a hierarchy filled with power, ego and superiority. It is a gang basically.

  14. Sunshine says:

    I saw these videos this morning and I feel rocked to my core. I cannot believe the disrespect, the callousness, the racism, the scum that these teens are. I lived and taught on a reserve last year in Canada so this is deeply personal. I can’t even express how hurt and angry I feel.

    The shots of the Elder maintaining eye contact and continuing to drum and sing despite the disgusting individuals around him…the grace and class he exhibited in the face of such apalling behaviour is breaking my heart.

    • Lady D says:

      I have great admiration for that elder, and it does hurt to see him treated this way. I want to step between them. Where I lived the elders didn’t hold council* very often, and when they did everyone stopped to listen.
      *hold council is a rough translation of the word they used when they gathered.

  15. Andra says:

    I agree. Litlle sh… S

  16. Jerusha says:

    More about Mr. Phillips.
    “This is even worse when you see the videos that show the full mob effect!”

  17. Liz version 700 says:

    Chanting stupid MAGA racist hate in front of the Lincoln Memorial at an Elder of the people decimated by racist colonization. I just read an interview where this kids mother called it fake news and blamed “the drumming guy and black Muslims.” Not even kidding. So vile just made me want to cry.

  18. Chaine says:

    I have to ask why these teens are not being named, at least in the media I have seen. Get it out there so it comes up when college admissions staff and future employers Google them.

    • Olenna says:

      As someone said on Twitter about doxxing, two wrongs don’t make a right. Also, the boys are likely under 18 and no legal crime was committed. IMO, the school, the trip chaperones, and the parents should be called to task for their hateful behavior.

      • Jerusha says:

        Also, the name of the lead punk was published. Problem was it was the WRONG name. The student named was not on the trip, but was at a relative’s wedding rehearsal.

    • TheOriginalMia says:

      They don’t have to be doxxed in the media for the consequences to hit them. When that little shit starts sending out applications to college, savvy administrators will note the name of his high school. They’ll then bring up any number of social media reports/blog with the faces of those fine upstanding young men and place their faces with their actions on this day. They will not live this down. There will be repercussions to their ignorance and bigotry, no doubt about that.

  19. Eric says:

    hey look…
    It’s Brett Kavanaugh wearing a MAGAt hat. And Squi is there too. Many Squis.

    • MattyLove says:

      Oh my god, you’re right.

    • Esmom says:

      That was my first thought, too. The next generation of Kavanaughs is alive and well. One of their classmates was even arrested for a violent rape. I guess it’s progress that he was arrested but clearly these guys are bad news. I hope they see serious consequences. Which don’t include a trip to the reservation to make faux amends.

  20. Miss M says:

    Some Kind of Catholic school…
    These kids learn from their parents.
    I hope College admissions are taking notes and checking their names.

  21. fv says:

    What horrible, horrible people. I have no doubt the school is defending them. Twitter also exposed a student who is sex offender and has raped again. The funding of ‘religious’ schools that create and support that environment and teachings, of hate, male & white superiority is exactly why they should be abolished. The state and “religion”, for what Americans’ twisted view or thereof, should be separated.

  22. Charfromdarock says:

    Harassment is part of this school’s culture:

    Every single one of those little punks should face consequences but none of them will in the long term. Wealthy white boys are always taken care of.

  23. Digital Unicorn says:

    I couldn’t watch the whole video’s – the behaviour reminded of the footage I’ve seen on Hitler Youth harassing Jew people. The brats, their teachers and their school needs to be named and shamed.

  24. Goofpuff says:

    Aside from the travesty of child abuse ( the way the church handled it rocked my faith in them), I have never been more ashamed of being now non-practicing Catholic. I’ve looked into other churches but with Christian churches I keep running into the same pattern as well. And I really dislike the prosperity doctrine and undeserving martyr-ism that has taken over Christianity, the dominant religion in the US.

  25. Lesanne says:

    Listen, the pre story is even worse. Mr. Phillips, the Native Elder was trying to intervene when the Covington Catholic boys started to heckle a group of Black Americans. He used his drum playing to deflect this possible encounter. So then the boys started harassing him. The whole thing is horrific. These boys are all future Bret Kavanaughs in the making. This is what the Trump world wants. Please protest every chance you get, get political, contact your elected officials at all levels. Write letters, make phone calls and show up when it matters.

    • cannibell says:

      Brett Kavanaugh was exactly my thought when I heard they were students at an all-boys private school, @Lesanne.

    • me says:

      Yes I saw video of a jackass motherfu*cker yelling the “n” word during the rally to a young boy. So disgusting. It was an adult White male, he wasn’t wearing a MAGA hat though.

  26. C-Shell says:

    Yesterday, I saw On the Basis of Sex finally (loved everything about it) and had a conversation with another woman of my generation about how the [the Deplorables] current culture would like to send us all back to the 50s and 60s, the true and blatant meaning of MAGA. Then, I came home to these images, which shook me so badly I wanted to crawl in bed with my dog and pull the covers over my head. If I had any hope left, I’d spend it on hoping the backlash against these people for Friday’s horrific display would drive them back into the woodwork where they’ve been hiding for the past few decades.

  27. Tania says:

    Just a correction: The Indigenous Peoples’ March was on Friday. It was my last day of work before we begin our move east so I couldn’t go even though I desperately wanted to walk with my relatives. The Indigenous March changed course so the March to Control Women’s Reproductive Rights wouldn’t conflict with each other.

    I saw these videos on Friday and I just couldn’t press play because it was triggering. We face this all the time. I’ve seen people take this approach to my Dad when we were growing up.

    When you have armed forces at Standing Rock and Unist’to’ten using force against the unarmed Indigenous People protecting the last bit of the land, you just take is as a part of every day life.

    The difference now is that more people are seeing it. It doesn’t make it less painful – I was crying last night when I finally started watching the videos – you just get used to living with that kind of chronic pain.

    • aang says:

      I cried too. All that generational trauma we carry can be so heavy at times. I have so much respect for that elder. What a role model.

    • Trashaddict says:

      I’m sorry Tania. Over and over and over again, I’m sorry.

  28. Lindy says:

    My first career was in academia; I was a professor at Notre Dame. I left academia for many reasons but near the top of the list was the absolutely unbelievable misogyny, sexism, and religiously-justified hate I encountered there every single day. From students just like these–smug and self-righteous, convinced at 18 and 19 that they had everything right and that were no meaningful complexities in life that might cause their simplistic version of faith unravel. And sadly, from several other professors who crowed loudly about Catholic values while supporting the university in denying the right of the LGBTQ student group to be recognized on campus, refusing to allow the Vagina Monologues to be performed on campus, and condemning the promiscuous behavior of a St. Mary’s (sister school) student who was raped by a football player, and who later killed herself because of the experience of being ostracized and shamed. (There’s great reporting by the Chicago Tribune about the University’s terrible behavior in that event. The woman’s name was Lizzy Seeberg and it was horrific how she was treated).

    Every year the university sets up white crosses all over the central quads to commemorate aborted fetuses. There’s zero attention paid to sexual violence or violence against women, and for many years (until 2013) a female student who dared to report a sexual assault was forced to go through the same disciplinary procedures as a woman caught breaking parietals (a curfew of sorts for which men usually got a slap on the back and a “boys will be boys” wink from their rector while women usually got a note on their records and a lecture about not serving as a source of temptation for men).

    That’s not even mentioning my own personal experience, which included security having to escort a male colleague out of my office. He was yelling at me for having had a paper accepted at a conference when his own submission had been rejected. (Blind review so no one knew who authored the proposals).

    He was later (after several student complaints and even more egregious behavior) given the opportunity to resign because he was in violation of the University’s mission, vision and values. (He was two years away from being tenured so he could be fired).

    Like most privileged white men, he failed upward, when the Catholic old boys network got him a position at another major Catholic university. Where, 3 years later he was removed from his position after the police were called. The woman whom he assaulted (an administrative assistant with very little power) was pressured into not pressing charges.

    So. All of that long-winded rant is just to say that religion is one of the biggest problems we face. And that it’s structural and systemic and that boys like this smug piece of garbage grow up to be even worse down the road, and so the while they cloak their disgusting souls with the language of faith and Jesus.

    I have zero surprise at this. And I’m also honestly just at this point in my life no longer interested in progressive versions of Christianity (though I have many friends of that persuasion whom I love and respect). Because after awhile, if you keep having to tell people that jerks like this kid don’t represent what your religion really means, I think it’s probably time to just let go of religion. There’s plenty of room to do good, to be just, and to love others without religion. (Christianity is not the only offender, just the one I know best).

    And no, #notallcatholics and #notalldomers. I have several students I keep in touch with who are amazing. It’s just that I saw hundreds like this maga trash.

    • Esmom says:

      Thank you for sharing. I’m going to share this with my friend whose son aspires to go to Notre Dame for the “prestige.” They’re not Catholic and are actually heavily involved with a progressive UCC church. I’m horrified to imagine him going there. I’m familiar with Lizzy Seeburg, thank you for the reminder about that heartbreaking and enraging story.

      • Lindy says:

        Please encourage him to explore other prestigious universities. There are many at that tier of prestige (ie a step below the ivies) that would be exciting and wonderful places. ND does a great job with PR but the reality is that it’s not a true university with academic freedom. What if he wants to become a biologist? You can’t study stem cells or anything connected to that area. What if he wants to be a sociology major? Not allowed to study anything related to LGBTQ communities. There’s some social justice there but it’s Catholic social justice, meaning that it’s limited to what fits within the church’s teaching. If you’re not Catholic you will feel like a fish out of water. Everyone lives in dorms and dorm life is centered around mass every Sunday and intramural sports.

        I promise there are better schools with similar prestige. Vanderbilt, Emory, University of Chicago, UNC Chapel Hill, Rice, Suwannee…

    • Lindy says:

      Oh, and one more disgusting thing that connects all of this:

      Notre Dame’s main admin building (the famous golden dome) is covered from floor to ceiling on the first floor with 19th c murals depicting Christopher Columbus bringing the amazing message of Christianity to the poor savages of the Americas.

      I used to shudder every time I had to walk into that building. There’s basically no acknowledgement of how utterly horrible that glorification has been for indigenous communities.

    • alexinchicago says:

      I am a St. Mary’s (SMC) alumna (‘92) who married a Protestant ND alumnus (there to play a sport). I will never forget LGBTQ students having a sit-in in the administration building, and Monk Malloy’s stepping over them as if they weren’t present. (They were protesting zero funding for a student group.) Alumni speak passionately about the Notre Lame (not a typo) family, but that doesn’t include the few Jewish and Protestant, LGBTQ and – god forbid – sexually active female students. Whenever I tell people that one of my friends was *expelled* for being caught having heterosexual intercourse in his dorm room, they cannot believe it. The administration also informs your parents of the infraction leading to expulsion. (Having the opposite gender in your room after parietals resulted in being kicked off campus.) I had an inventory of baseball hats to sneak out of Dillon Hall at 2:05 a.m.
      In 1976, Notre Lame decided to enroll both genders and approached SMC, asking them to merge with ND. The Sisters of the Holy Cross refused. I think that rebuff created a ton of misogyny toward SMC students that reverberated for decades. ND men *and women* called St. Mary’s women SMcNuggets or women seeking our MRS degree.
      I had to attend a Catholic school, and my parents had zero funds (or a functioning car) for my traveling far. I was accepted to Notre Lame and St. Mary’s. I chose St. Mary’s because – well – my sister told me that you could have sex there and not get expelled. (We grew up in a very strict Irish Catholic family. Our mother wore those damn fetus footprint pins every day. I wanted to have sex at college. If I were expelled, we were very poor, and I would have had nowhere to go.)
      Long story short, I made it out, and the only good thing that came of it was my husband of 24 years. The only reason that I could date – let alone marry – him was because he was not a “domer”. We have never gone back for any event.
      My favorite NL joke: “How do you know within three minutes that someone when to Notre Dame?”
      “They tell you.”

  29. Goofpuff says:

    I should mention that I went to an all-girls catholic school run by nuns. However our principal (a nun) and all the teachers (some teachers were nuns) were very liberal – strongly supporting woman’s rights and inclusivity (including gay rights) even standing up to the bishop. Just wanted to say there are still some amazing places out there that really do teach the message of Christ.

    • aang says:

      The nuns I know are amazing warriors for justice and peace. And my parish is very inclusive specifically welcoming members of the lgbtq community. Those boys are not true Catholics.

  30. Dana marie says:

    I feel sick to my stomach wa tching these videos. Their parents are probably just as horrible and ignorant., where else would these children learn this type of behavior.?What sad times we’ve fallen into as a country. What an embarrassment.

  31. Jerusha says:

    Catholic priest-

    Oscar Hammerstein-
    You’ve got to be taught
    To hate and fear,
    You’ve got to be taught
    From year to year,
    It’s got to be drummed
    In your dear little ear
    You’ve got to be carefully taught.
    You’ve got to be taught to be afraid
    Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
    And people whose skin is a different shade,
    You’ve got to be carefully taught.

  32. Rainbow says:

    This brought tears in my eyes. The saddest thing I have seen….
    These “kids” are sick and I can’t believe that they represent the future.
    Do these students really now anything about history?? Native Americans used to live in this land way before their white ancestors.
    I am disgusted with their ignorance and hate.

    Hugs from Greece 🙏💙

  33. Tw says:

    The majority of Americans, and basically the rest of the world, see this for what it is – a racist, ignorant, hateful, ever-dwindling minority base that is grasping for straws. Most people find this shit to be abhorrent. I just hope this follows these little fuckers for the rest of their lives. If they’re proud of this -great! If they’re over 18, publish their names and they can stand by if at every university and job interview for perpetuity.

    • isabelle says:

      They aren’t a minority. Don’t be fooled into thinking they are a minority. They won the Presidency, won the Senate , now have control of the Supreme Court (this is huge) and just recently lost Congress but had full power for years. Trump if he runs, will have a very good chance of being reelected and they still held on to the Senate. It is all good to telling ourselves, making ourselves feel more safe & comfortable they are a minority. They have lots of power actually and we can’t just say “someday they will go away”. They aren’t going away and have a lot of power. Please don’t fool yourself into thinking otherwise. Many people agree with these punks but remain silent.

      • Desolee says:

        They aren’t a minority? They’re definitely less than 50%. Maga parents’ kids certainly don’t always agree and Hilary won the popular vote. It’s possible that non maga parents have maga kids sometimes too of course. But I have no idea what numbers you’re thinking of to say they’re not a minority

      • isabelle says:

        They have control of the Supreme Court. They hold a lot of power. Minority in numbers yes but they still have a lot of power. Don’t be lazy & foolish in assuming their days are over.

    • tw says:

      The base is a minority, somewhere around 30%. I’m not lazy or foolish. We disagree. How about save the name calling?

  34. Flowers says:

    I imagine that, this morning, rather than trying to teach their children about tolerance, unity and acceptance of others, the parents of these young hoodlums are teaching them about how to pull strings to avoid consequences and spin facts into political positions.

    The first thought I had when I saw the photos last night of the young man standing so close to the Elder was that he unconsciously was drawn to the wisdom and good energy of the Elder and the pure vibrations of the drum. Assuming that he is lacking good guidance from the adults in his home, it’s sad to me to see this picture on so many levels.

  35. Giddy says:

    I was already heartbroken over this incident, then I saw the video. I will never forget the image of Mr. Phillips wiping away tears. I wish I could forget the image of that lead punk smirking. I hope that when he doesn’t get accepted to his first choice college, that someone informs him that it was because of that picture and the hate shown. I hope that parents won’t let their sons hang out with that punk, or let their daughters date him. In short, I hope that picture follows him the rest of his life.

  36. virginfangirl says:

    The racists always support Trump.

  37. SuperStef says:

    Being of First Nations decent, and adopted and raised by my Pop’s Indigenous family, this sickens me on an indescribable level. It’s so wrong; exemplifying the ignorant and violent persecution my people have endured for hundreds of years.

    You’re better than this, America. I’m so disappointed to see Nazi Germany-esque history repeats itself in 2019. Stop the madness!

    Le sigh. I want to go back to my igloo and stay there…

    • Tw says:

      Yes, I can imagine it opens deep wounds. I’m sorry. I think the majority of the world is disgusted by this.

      • SuperStef says:

        TW, thank you for saying that.

        I’m glad to see that the majority of people are disgusted by this. The fact that these dishonorable actions are escalating (i.e. violence, hatred, and bullying at peaceful protests) is beyond a serious cause for concern.

        American politics and backwards nationalism in a global economy is akin to a dumpster fire today; it’s so unecessary! Canada still loves you, of course, as our largest trading partner and big brother to the south, but our patience is turning into sadness and disgust.

        But hey, Be Best!

      • Tate says:

        I wouldn’t blame the rest of the civilized world for turning their backs on America. I am saddened and disgusted every day with what is happening in my country.

  38. HeyThere! says:

    All those white teens and adults are missing is torches….this is appalling. If this was my son I can’t even express how disappointed I would be. I hope this man gets some flaming so he can see his ignorant ways and leave them behind. THAT LOOK ON HIS FACE IS EVIL. I’m not sure how much of this I can take before I go on a total news/political ban. About 6 months ago I quit watching my local news, abc world news and anything political. Yet I am still very aware what’s going on from Instagram, my local newspaper app, people talking about it 24/7 IRL, and this site. I clicked on it, lol, not blaming anyone but myself. My heart can’t take the DUMP 2020 campaign that’s going to happen. I mean, there is no way he can win again is there?? Even my local news is the trump update with several per hour/30 min. I just know I’ll show up and vote for all dems.

  39. Jerusha says:

    This was my first thought when I saw yesterday’s news. This happened sixty-one years ago, but some things never change.

    • jan90067 says:

      Twitter had someone putting that picture of the Little Rock students next to these scummy kids, and one of Hitler Youth harassing a Jewish person in Nazi Germany. The parallels are so frightening!

      • Jerusha says:

        Yeah, I was one of the people putting that picture on twitter. Yesterday’s students could be the grandchildren of the LR haters-same mentality, same expressions, same mistaken sense of superiority.

  40. Lilly (with the double-L) says:

    Urgh! Cue the White f*cking tears, next they’ll be part Native. It’s bad enough the church dumps their worst pedophile priests on the rez, now they send the entitled, brat racists.

  41. Mim says:

    Nothing good ever comes from a smug and chilly smile. That’s the look of a zealot.

  42. Nichole says:

    I’ve never hit someone in my life and probably never will, but WOOOOOOOW, I’ve never seen a more punchable face. This comment contributes nothing, but seriously.

  43. Dovies says:

    The native Americans used their bodies to shield the African American group these boys were taunting and used their drums and song to distract the boys. These men are true heroes and have my utmost respect.

  44. Cee says:

    I hope someone takes the time to ID every single one of them so that they can be named and shamed forever. Good luck getting into college.

  45. me says:

    What happened to some good ol fashion teenager activities like getting stoned at the park? going to 7-11 and eating snacks? maybe shoulder tapping some wine cooler?

    then when you stumble upon a parade or a group of people different than you, you are high and happy and make friends with them instead of harrass them?

    lol these dorks from this highschool have way too much time on their hands to hate.

    i think there is a significant problem with young angry white boys these days that NEEDS to be addressed. I agree. name and shame these losers, make an example.

  46. Neil Adlington says:

    They need “Brown Shirts” to go with those MAGA caps.

  47. PhillyGal says:

    I grew up across the river from that school. I am still GOBSMACKED at the level of hate and ignorance from Catholic and other “Christian” institutions in that area. These people are the definition of everything Christ preached against. But they go to church religiously every Sunday, fast every Friday during Lent, put their money in the collection basket every week, and obey every man made, bullsh*t church law, so they think they are goin straight to Heaven. Makes me physically ill.

  48. Nacho_friend says:

    #ExposeChristianSchools is the hashtag that will hopefully trend on Twitter to share stories about how common the toxicity is.

  49. me says:

    I hope the Pope speaks out against this behavior being done in the name of Catholicism.

  50. DP says:

    Where are the parents and chaperones?!?!?!
    Insane and so very sad that these kids are obviously being raised as entitled racists.
    Wearing MAGA hats at a pro-life rally is hypocritical and bad enough.
    Harassing peaceful Native Americans for no reason? It is beyond understanding, cruel and so depressing!!!

  51. Nan says:

    Big surprse coming from a Catholic school. Yes, I know, #NotAllCatholics, etc, but…no. the Catholic church has a lengthy history of abuse, erasure, etc of indigenous people all over the world. They created this little sh*thead and of COURSE they are going to protect him. After all, he is created in the image of their racist, sexist god.

    I do not know how anyone can continue to affiliate with corporate religions. Believe what you want, but don’t give your money, energy, and devotion to groups with such HORRIFIC histories! Smfh

  52. Sparkly says:

    This breaks my heart. I can’t believe what has become common place in our country.

  53. mycomment says:

    maga hats are the new brownshirts.

  54. BaeBae says:

    I watched this in tears yesterday. No words. The ugliness and hate is astounding.

  55. rileysmama says:

    I absolutely applaud you, @themummy. Showing children that they are not rewarded for bad behavior is an effective means of discipline and it sounds like it worked for your son.

    Do please have several seats, @megan. Taking away a child’s privileges absolutely does not harm his or her self esteem, nor does it shame or even humiliate them. Would it be better for you had she whooped his a$$? Please. You sound ridiculous.

  56. Mesphistopheles says:

    Coming soon to wipe that smirk off your face.

  57. me says:

    I went to a public school but had to walk by a Catholic School every day to get to my school. My school had racists kids but damn those Catholic School kids were on another level with their hate. They would taunt and yell racial slurs. The sad part is the teachers witnessed it and did nothing.

  58. Mali says:

    As a First Nation woman, it was disgusting to see the Facebook comments from my own state. They said it was all fake news and he was asking for them to surround him etc. I’ve been reading numerous sites over this incident since yesterday and I have to agree when someone mentioned that the majority of MAGA supporters are young people like the boy in the video. It’s very reminiscent of hitler youth at his rallies. As a Catholic, it’s very disheartening to see this. I know the church is very against abortion but as a parent as well, I don’t think any school of any religion should be at marches like the March of Life because those choices should be made by the child when they are out of school and adults. It’s like the westboro Baptist church who uses the children to hold signs and push hatred on others. But respect is learned at home, being tolerant and loving of others is learned at home. MAGA is just another term for white supremacy to rise in another way. Only difference being the red hat has replaced the white sheets and hood.

  59. Rescue Cat says:

    Imagine if Antifa had been thete.

  60. Eve says:

    Does anyone know the smirking jerk’s name?

    • H says:

      Yes, he’s released a statement denying basically everything and blaming the African American men. I’m sure he’ll have a GoFundMe next. I hope they expel his smug face.

      • historybuff says:

        There’s video evidence of his point of view. The Black Hebrew Israelites (the name of the group) were filmed shouting insults.

        Also, I’m tired of people getting in trouble for a smile. Or a hat.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        How do you explain that this kid was about 12-18″ away from the veteran? How do you interpret that personal bubble violation? Do you really think it was admiration on the part of the minor?

      • historybuff says:

        The video shows that Phillips walked towards him, not the other way around. I think Phillips was peaceful, and the minor confused, but trying to be polite.

      • nb says:

        After watching more videos of this it is true that Phillips inserted himself into the group of students, not the other way around. I think that this got spun the wrong way and people were so ready to believe that this MAGA hat wearing kid was smirking at Phillips and being rude, when in actuality I think it was all a bunch of confusion about what was going on. This turned into a bunch of pitchforks and people wanting to believe the worst. It doesn’t help that the kid has a very smug look about him in general.

    • cannibell says:

      @History Buff – it wasn’t entirely the hat for me. It was the body language of the kids – all of them – and the screaming.

      And if you know anything about the BHI ( , their behavior was consistent with their beliefs. Which doesn’t make it appropriate, but frankly, the adults supervising those students completely abdicated their responsibility as chaperones in addition to abdicating the teachings of the man they purport to venerate.

      To whit: “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.” Luke 6:27-32

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        @Cannibell- I noticed an adult male staying mostly to the right side of the screen, mostly obscured by the veteran, but he does pop in a couple times- white dude, mid 50s, black rimed glasses, I think had a white baseball cap. Judging by the fact that he was near the intrusive minor, and the group of twerps jeering him on, it’s not unreasonable to expect that he was one of the chaperones.

        The private, all male HS has temporarily blocked their website, but I’m gonna keep trying to get through over the next few days- I hope others will also try to register their disgust once it reopens: covcathdotorg

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Eve!!! You’re back!!!! How are you?

      • Eve says:

        @ Notsocialbutterfly:

        Doing what I can to battle my depression (like trying to somehow “socialize” here).

        I hope you’re fine.


  61. Veronica S. says:

    The garbage of humanity, simple as that. That is what privilege really does – creates eternally awful and selfish children because their actions never have any real consequences.

  62. Haapa says:

    I see we have a triggered snowflake. /s

  63. JANAK says:

    This little prick looks like every prep school rapist on Law & Order SUV.

  64. LT says:

    The student in question issued a statement about his side of the story and how he’s basically a pacifist. Ooooookay – so why wear a hat you KNOW is provocative and polarizing? His denial is completely disengenious.

    • cannibell says:

      And why issue your side of the story through a PR professional?

      • Jerusha says:

        Because the student himself is incapable of crafting a CYA response that people(like some here)will believe.

    • me says:

      That kid is so full of crap I could smell it from California.

      Does he think he is kidding anyone with his BS statement? Playing the victim? No one is falling for it.

      Creepy little kid

  65. Megsie says:

    Looks like this story is going the way of that Buzzfeed/Cohen mishap of last week.

  66. Dttimes2 says:

    My take on this : for a moment imagine that instead of a smirking teen wearing a hat fully knowing the effect it will get but rather a group of neo Nazis and one standing there with that smirk. Would people be so quick to defend and excuse the behaviour? I dare say not.
    And no doubt Trump will invite these poor harassed students and their hats to come to the white house for covfefe and hamberders

  67. Tallia says:

    The story is heartbreaking and appalling. The school doubling down with the BS explanation is disgusting. This reminds me of the story of the school in WI where the young white men in the photo were giving a Nazi salute. This starts at home. The behavior is learned. WTH is wrong with people.

  68. AJohnson says:

    If I may make a suggestion — because I too was deeply triggered by the news stories — remember how powerful we are.
    When I first read the stories and saw the videos I was angry, but even worse, I was defeated. I felt like, what’s the point? This is our future? And then I remembered what my teacher taught me: anger is just a call to action. Anger is power that can be used to blow through spiritual blocks.
    Think of the intensity of the emotions you were feeling when you read the news. I don’t know about you, but I got so angry, I had to physically stand and move around in order to get the energy of the emotions out of my body. That is power.
    Now ask yourself, who do you want to be the beneficiary of that power? The students and faculty of Covington Catholic High School? Or Nathan Phillips? I’m choosing Mr. Phillips.
    When I look at these articles I’m rewriting the titles from, “Maga Wearing Teens Taunt Tribal Elder” to “Tribal Elder Stands Up to Hatred With Peace and Dignity. Country Comes To His Support.” This sounds simplistic, but – at least for me – it shifts the energy towards the outcome I want and removes the fear that fuels the anger.
    From that empowered place is when I go in to action. I’m looking into where I can make a donation to the Omaha Nation in Mr. Phillips’s name (most likely Omaha Nation High School). Because currency is another form of energy and power.
    I’ve also been calling Covington school (keep getting a busy signal but they have to come back online sometime!) to let them know –respectfully — I do not support their views and that I stand with Mr. Phillips.
    Feel the anger. Don’t deny what’s happening, but process it. And then put your power and attention to what you want to happen. Towards those you want to succeed.
    Your efforts will be felt.
    Stepping down from my soap box. ☺ Thank you for your time.
    “You don’t stand a chance
    against my prayers
    You don’t stand a chance
    against my love
    They outlawed the Ghost Dance
    but we shall live again,
    we shall live again”
    – Robbie Robertson

  69. yvettew says:

    The Indigenous people should be the ones wearing the hats. You know America before the smug little ignorant people showed up and acted like it was theirs alone…

  70. Sam H x says:

    Tamir Rice was 12 years old.
    Trayvon Martin was 17 years old.

    They were seen as grown men not kids. Yet these little sh*** are given the benefit of the doubt of being ‘kids’. Sad thing is – young black boys will never be given the benefit of doubt as these MAGA Hat wearing Covington Catholic twerps.

    I feel so much for Mr Phillips – a gentle yet dignified man who is apologetically proud of his Native American heritage and he is being dragged by the racist twerps of our society. What threat does a sixty four year old elderly man pose to a smug yet intimidating MAGA hat wearing white boy?! He was simply diffusing the tension between the groups and sung a positive song.

  71. Here is an interesting video of the privileged, smug little MAGATS being themselves. You can clearly hear them telling MAGA and Build the Wall.

  72. Lexie says:

    There are numerous videos that have been released that corroborate the story told by the kids from the catholic high school.
    Basically, this whole story is fake and anyone with any class or moral code would either take it down, or apologize for being so foolishly wrong.

    • me says:

      In my opinion – It’s hugely problematic and morally reprehensible for minor children such at these boys to be at a March for Life event, wearing MAGA hats.

      There is SO MUCH wrong with the boys and their conduct, it doesn’t begin nor end with their interaction with the veteran in my opinion. If you cannot see how awful the entire situation looks, then I will pray for your soul.

      • Lexie says:

        So now they are reprehensible because they attended a march they were passionate about (I am very much pro choice but I think everyone has the right to believe what they will) and are wearing a hat… lol k.
        No need to pray for me.

      • Megsie says:

        I dont care to see young children at protests either. I think it’s potentially risky for them and at best inappropriate. Teens perhaps less so, but I wouldn’t go so far as to call it morally reprehensible. Wondering why you see it so?

        As far as the Covington boy’s behavior, I’ll say this for them: they reacted well in the face of the Black Israelites’ undeniably vile taunting. I think that was really the worst of an altogether bad day. The media has all but ignored that group, who tore into both the kids and the Natives.

        I’m praying for calm and clear heads

  73. A says:

    Did you guys watch the entire unedited video?? I think you may eat your own words.